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Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Dennis Streeter specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Streeter takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,038
  • Medicare Cost: $592
Dr. Adam Eric Perlmutter, DO
Specializes in Urology
400 West 84th Drive
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Adam Perlmutter specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Perlmutter trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for his residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Family Health Plus are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perlmutter honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Perlmutter is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,970 - $6,930
  • Medicare Cost: $449 - $1,624
Dr. Ramakrishnan Ramakrishnan Unni, MD
Specializes in Urology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. P. Unni is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Unni studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Unni welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $4,590
  • Medicare Cost: $647 - $789
Dr. Prayuk Andrew Waran, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
9470 Broadway
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. P. Waran's specialties are women's health and gynecology. He practices in Dyer, IN, Hammond, IN, and Crown Point, IN. Dr. Waran's clinical interests include infertility, fibroids, and endometrial ablation. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waran takes. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Waran speaks Thai. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. Dr. Waran has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Tumor, Urinary Incontinence, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Tyler Edwards Emley, MD
Specializes in Urology
400 West 84th Drive
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Tyler Emley is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Emley is especially interested in robotic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emley takes. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Emley has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $716 - $1,488
Dr. Timothy Edward Wiess, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
9470 Broadway
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. Timothy Wiess is a women's health and gynecology specialist in Crown Point, IN. Before performing his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Wiess attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wiess include infertility, fibroids, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Wiess is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network and Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. Dr. Wiess is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Tumor, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Pelvic Organ ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Robert Billmeyer, MD
Specializes in Urology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Brian Billmeyer practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Billmeyer's clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Billmeyer studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Lahey Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 97
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000 - $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $230 - $942
Dr. Tom Nicholas Galouzis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7895 Grand Boulevard
Hobart, IN
 

Dr. Tom Galouzis practices general surgery in Hobart, IN, Crown Point, IN, and Michigan City, IN. On average, patients gave Dr. Galouzis a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Galouzis's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,238 - $5,700
  • Medicare Cost: $580 - $991
Dr. Ramesh Unni, MD
Specializes in Urology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Ramesh Unni is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Unni include robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Unni is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,662 - $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $183 - $777
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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Richard Oni specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Oni is a graduate of Nigeria. Clinical interests for Dr. Oni include arthroscopic surgery and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Lower Back Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry Albert Moffitt, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11360 Broadway
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. Harry Moffitt, who practices in Crown Point, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. Dr. Moffitt takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Moffitt attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,466 - $4,921
  • Medicare Cost: $152 - $402
Dr. Keith R Pitchford, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1129 Merrillville Road
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. Keith Pitchford's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Pitchford average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Pitchford trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for his residency. He is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,948 - $5,280
  • Medicare Cost: $165 - $547
Dr. Francis Xavier Hussey, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
1201 South Main Street
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. Francis Hussey is a specialist in women's health and gynecology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hussey include robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Hussey attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Yukmei Rebecca Lam, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
7310 West Lincoln Highway
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. Y. Lam is a gynecologist and women's health specialist in Schererville, IN, Crown Point, IN, and Dyer, IN. Her areas of clinical interest consist of menstrual disorders, menopause, and gynecologic surgery. Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. The average patient rating for Dr. Lam is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Family Planning, Menstrual Disorders, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Maria Schneider, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8701 Broadway
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Susan Schneider is a plastic surgeon. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Breast Reduction, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Walter Kucharzyk, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1354 South Lake Park Avenue
Hobart, IN
 

Dr. Donald Kucharzyk is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Kucharzyk average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kucharzyk honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. Dr. Kucharzyk's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,000
  • Medicare Cost: $619

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.